Martin Wosnik

Martin Wosnik

Ocean and Mechanical Engineering; Director, Center for Ocean Engineering
Office: Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory, Suite 102, 24 Colovos Road, Durham, NH 03824

Prof. Martin Wosnik joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty in the spring of 2008. Before joining the UNH Mechanical Engineering faculty, he worked as Assistant Research Professor in the Thermo and Fluid Dynamics Section at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, then as Research Associate at St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. Before coming to New Hampshire, Prof. Wosnik was Senior Flow Engineer at Alden Research Laboratory in Massachusetts, a national flow engineering firm conducting a wide variety of hydraulic studies for electric power utilities, architect-engineering firms, equipment manufacturers, and governmental agencies.

Prof. Wosnik’s research interests are in the area of fluid and thermal sciences with an emphasis on renewable energy applications, including ocean renewable energy (tidal, wave, wind), turbulent flows, high-speed hydrodynamics, cavitation, flow measurement and hydraulic modeling.

Prof. Wosnik teaches courses in the fluid and thermal sciences area, including: ME 705 Thermal Energy Systems - Analysis and Design, ME 706/806 Physical and Engineering Principles of Renewable Energy, ME 795/895 Experimental Fluid Dynamics, ME 906 Convection Heat Transfer, ME 995 Special Topics in Fluid Mechanics.

Courses Taught

  • ME 608: Fluid Dynamics
  • ME 706/806: Renewable Energy
  • ME 795/895: SpcTop/Ocean Renewable Energy
  • ME 797: Honors Seminar
  • ME 999: Doctoral Research
  • OE 401: Ocean Engineering Seminar
  • OE 990: Ocean Seminars I
  • OE 991: Ocean Seminars II
  • OE 999: Doctoral Research


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • M.S., Aeronautical/Aerospace Eng., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Darmstadt

Selected Publications

  • González-Montijo, M., Murray, R., Beach, R., Murdy, P., Neary, V., Kim, D., & Wosnik, M. (n.d.). Design, Manufacture and Testing of an Open-Source Benchmark Composite Hydrokinetic Turbine Blade. Proceedings of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 15. doi:10.36688/ewtec-2023-418

  • Turner, J. V., & Wosnik, M. (2022). Velocity data in a fully developed experimental wind turbine array boundary layer. WIND ENERGY, 25(9), 1495-1513. doi:10.1002/we.2709

  • Haxel, J., Zang, X., Martinez, J., Polagye, B., Staines, G., Deng, Z. D., . . . O’Byrne, P. (n.d.). Underwater Noise Measurements around a Tidal Turbine in a Busy Port Setting. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 10(5), 632. doi:10.3390/jmse10050632

  • Staines, G. J., Mueller, R. P., Seitz, A. C., Evans, M. D., O’Byrne, P. W., & Wosnik, M. (n.d.). Capabilities of an Acoustic Camera to Inform Fish Collision Risk with Current Energy Converter Turbines. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 10(4), 483. doi:10.3390/jmse10040483

  • Hulsman, P., Wosnik, M., Petrovi, V., Holling, M., & Kuhn, M. (2022). Development of a curled wake of a yawed wind turbine under turbulent and sheared inflow. WIND ENERGY SCIENCE, 7(1), 237-257. doi:10.5194/wes-7-237-2022

  • Bachant, P., & Wosnik, M. (2016). Effects of Reynolds Number on the Energy Conversion and Near-Wake Dynamics of a High Solidity Vertical-Axis Cross-Flow Turbine. ENERGIES, 9(2). doi:10.3390/en9020073

  • Bachant, P., & Wosnik, M. (2015). Performance measurements of cylindrical- and spherical-helical cross-flow marine hydrokinetic turbines, with estimates of exergy efficiency. RENEWABLE ENERGY, 74, 318-325. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2014.07.049

  • Vincenti, P., Klewicki, J., Morrill-Winter, C., White, C. M., & Wosnik, M. (2013). Streamwise velocity statistics in turbulent boundary layers that spatially develop to high Reynolds number. EXPERIMENTS IN FLUIDS, 54(12). doi:10.1007/s00348-013-1629-9

  • George, W. K., Abrahamsson, H., Eriksson, J., Karlsson, R. I., Lofdahl, L., & Wosnik, M. (2000). A similarity theory for the turbulent plane wall jet without external stream. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, 425, 367-411. doi:10.1017/S002211200000224X

  • Wosnik, M., Castillo, L., & George, W. K. (2000). A theory for turbulent pipe and channel flows. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, 421, 115-145. doi:10.1017/S0022112000001385

  • Most Cited Publications